Welcome to the Iowa Bonsai Association's website. IBA was founded in 1979 to promote appreciation and development of bonsai. Meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. You may come and go as your time permits and work on trees or just socialize and observe. There will be a program at 11:30 monthly covering a wide range of topics. We meet at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.
Join us! Members will enjoy a helpful, supportive atmosphere no matter what your experience level, opportunity to participate in workshops, bonsai shows and collecting trips, access to the association's library of books and a monthly newsletter. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to get to know more about bonsai, please attend one of our meetings or contact us.
By richmond on August 16, 2017
Helene Magruder of the Iowa Bonsai Association was announced the winner of the biggest prize at June’s American Bonsai Society Show and Exhibition held in Florida. June – 2017 DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTERMORE >>
By richmond on August 15, 2017
The workshop was held at the Magruder farm. I arrived with two trees that I had first worked on with Bjorn while at Brussels. The first was a large Prostrada juniper and the other was […]MORE >>
By richmond on April 14, 2017
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden hosted the Earth Day Spring Bonsai Exhibit, Saturday April 22nd & Sunday the 23rd. Our Earth Day hands-on participation activity this year featured a tree, on a turntable stand, with […]MORE >>